I. Love. This. Book.
I am naturally untidy, I have chronic fatigue syndrome and a filthy husband. So you can imagine how not into housework I am. This book made me feel excited to clean on my days off. Which I would have thought would be laughably impossible. It also helped me get back in to meditation.
A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2018 Shoukei Matsumoto (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 4 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||04 January 2018|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
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3,254 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
6 in Cleaning & Organising
7 in Zen Philosophy (Books)
11 in Home Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating
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Buy it! Seriously! It worked for me.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2018
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Grace and DivinityReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2018
I really enjoyed reading this book and will refer to it often. As a professional housekeeper who used to look after a nineteen bedroom shooting lodge, I am interested in the serenity and Zen beauty of how Japanese people go about their lives. I have also lived with Japanese housemates and felt blissfully at home with their peacefulness, cleanliness and environmental attention. Shoukei Matsumoto shows us in detail how to look after our personal space with grace and divinity. If you like Mari Kono you will love this book.
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InsightfulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 October 2018
I read this book in one afternoon and it gave me the final push to change my life around. I now get up every morning at 5:30 and I am productive. This book alone won't change your life, but it will give you insight to another way of thinking. It may be about cleaning but I think the principles discussed in regard to cleaning here can be used for life in general. If you remove the Religious bit. the book is a sort of mindful guide to a happier self through self care by cleaning. Also has a lot of good practical tips for a less wasteful way of cleaning for those aiming for a zero-waste lifestyle. Worth the money and worth a read, I spent no more than 3 hours on it.
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Surprisingly intriguing...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2018
I bought this as I am always attracted by “odd” books on rather obscure topics...It was surprisingly thought provoking...I had always seen cleaning etc. as just a chore to be got through as fast as possible, and not as having any value in its own right....astonishing new view of priorities, really...recommended to ‘taste’ and consider a far eastern approach.....it’s a very short read.
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Well Worth a ReadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2018
I really enjoyed this book, especially as reading of the Monks duties and the underlying attitude to them, helped prod me into a more productive way of getting around my own house with duster and broom. When things are hectic and we are tired or fed up, a book like this is just the job to take us back to what's important.
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